Dr Fionnuala Crummy

Dr Fionnuala CrummyTel: 020 3447 9005 / 020 3447 9102
Fax: 020 3447 9476
Email: uclh.respiratorymedicine@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Respiratory Medicine, Sleep respiratory service (UCH)

Professional background

Fionnuala is a consultant physician in Respiratory and acute medicine in UCH. She graduated  from the Queen's University of Belfast and  trained in Respiratory and General Internal medicine in Northen Ireland. She was awarded an MD in 2004 from Queen's for her thesis examining the role of airway mast cells in asthma. After completing her training she undertook a fellowship in sleep medicine at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Australia. She was appointed as a consultant physician in UCH in 2008. She runs 2 specialist sleep clinics in UCH  as well as a general respiratory clinic.

Research interests

  • Sleep apnoea
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Respiratory failure
  • Use of non-invasive ventilation
  • The impact of obesity on respiratory function


1. Crummy F, Piper AJ, Naughton MT. Obesity and the lung: 2.Obesity and sleep disordered breathing. Thorax. 2008 Aug;63(8):738-46.

2. Crummy F, Naughton MT, Elborn JS. Obesity and the respiratory physician. Thorax. 2008 Jul;63(7):576-7.

3. Crummy F, Cameron PA, Swann P, Kossmann T, Naughton MT. Prevalence of sleepiness in surviving drivers of motor vehicle collisions.Intern Med J. 2008 Oct;38(10):769-75. Epub 2008 May 16.

4. Crummy F, Naughton MT. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for acute respiratory failure: justified or just hot air? Intern Med J. 2007 Feb;37(2):112-8.

5. Crummy F, Buchan C, Miller B,, Toghill J, Naughton MT. The use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation in COPD with severe hypercapnic acidosis. Respir Med. 2007 Jan;101(1):53-61.

6. Crummy F, Livingston M, Ardill JE, Adamson C, Ennis M, Heaney LG. Endobronchial adensoine monophosphate challenge causes tachykinin release in the human airway. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005 Aug;116(2):312-7.

7. Crummy F, Carl I, Cameron CH, Heaney LG. A possible case of pneumoconiosis in a limestone quarry worker. Occup Med (Lond). 2004 Oct;54(7):497-9.

8. Crummy F, Livingston M, Ennis M, Heaney LG. Mast cell mediator release in nonasthmatic subjects after endobronchial adenosine challenge. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Jul;114(1):34-9.

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